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BEL AMI

by Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod

synopsis

After two years of military service in North Africa ex-sergeant Georges Duroy is now living an impoverished existence in Paris. Willing to do anything to escape his grubby room in the suburbs and, increasingly unscrupulous, he mercilessly exploits influential comrades-in-arms and wealthy women to work his way up the social ladder and into the late nineteenth-century capital’s chicest urbane circles. Sanguine and calculating, he storms bastions of power in the speculative colonial stock-market meanwhile indulging in amorous adventures in the luxurious establishments of the nouveau riche. Paris it seems has been waiting for a man of such dubious political, moral and erotic pursuits …

international title: Bel Ami
original title: Bel Ami
country: United Kingdom, Italy, France
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
release date: PT 23/02/2012, BE 29/02/2012, LT 02/03/2012, IE 09/03/2012, UK 09/03/2012, CZ 22/03/2012, EE 30/03/2012, NL 05/04/2012, IT 13/04/2012, BG 27/04/2012, AT 03/05/2012, DE 03/05/2012, LV 11/05/2012, HR 24/05/2012, PL 25/05/2012, FR 27/06/2012, GR 19/07/2012, ES 5/10/2012
screenplay: Rachel Bennette
cast: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colm Meaney, Natalia Tena, Philip Glenister, Holliday Grainger
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene
film editing: Gavin Buckley, Masahiro Hirakubo
art director: Attila Kovács
costumes designer: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
producer: Uberto Pasolini
production: Redwave Films UK, Protagonist Pictures, RAI Cinema
distributor: Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais, Independent Films, StudioCanal, 01 Distribution, StudioCanal Germany, Incognito Films, StudioCanal, MediaPro Distribution, Bontonfilm, Hollywood Entertainment s.a., Rialto Film, Filmax
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